Demi Lovato wants us to remember what's important.
After posting a tweet that seemed to criticize Taylor Swift
's $250,000 donation
to support Kesha's legal battles in which Lovato said that the 1989
singer should have been more vocal, the 23-year-old has taken a step back to clarify her remarks.
"As most people know, I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place, unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn't say," the “Confident” singer wrote on Instagram. "And when doing so it takes away from the real reason I am speaking up in the first place."
"Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories," she continued. "They're more likely to face retaliation and harassment than to see justice being served. Especially women. It baffles me that when it comes to serious issues like equality and abuse, too often women are not taken as seriously as men."
"All I want to see is women coming together and actually making a difference. A real change and shift in society," the post concluded. "Everyone has their own way of giving support to others , and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters. Ultimately, the message I want people to hear is it's okay to come forward with your abuse and if you do decide to take action, you are not alone."
The message was paired with an infographic aiming to show the amount of rapes that go unreported vs. those where the accused actually serve jail time for the charged crime.
Lovato first seemingly shaded Taylor Swift over not publicly supporting Kesha, after the singer lost a legal battle last Friday
that would have freed her from her contract with Sony Music and Dr. Luke.
"I'm also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women's rights," Lovato tweeted on Sunday.
On Sunday evening, ET reported that Swift donated $250,000 to help Kesha with her ongoing legal battle against Dr. Luke, after which Lovato tweeted, "Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I'll be impressed."
The tweet led to backlash from many of Swift's fans, which Lovato responded to strongly.
"How the f**k am I making this about myself? At least I'm talking about it. Not everyone has 250k to just give to people," she wrote. "Would love to but I didn't grow up with money and def haven't made as much as her. At least I speak up about sh** that's uncomfortable to talk about rather than trying to be politically correct 24/7."
Meanwhile, Dr. Luke responded to the #FreeKesha movement on Monday in a series of tweets
, writing, "I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her. Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister."